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Jakarta Post

Judicial mafia strikes back: Presidential taskforce

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 25 2010   /  11:38 am

A recently-filed lawsuit that challenges the Judicial Mafia Taskforce's legal basis is an attempt by corrupt elements within the court system to "strike back", said taskforce secretary Denny Indrayana. Disgruntled judicial system officials may be behind the judicial review request, which was filed by Petition 28, an activist group, at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Denny said. The lawsuit asks the court to invalidate Presidential Decree No. 37/2009, which established the Judicial Mafia Taskforce. "This is just one effort to weaken and dismiss the taskforce," Denny said during a discussion at the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) office in Jakarta on Thursday. The move is part of the judicial mafia's three-prong strategy to weaken efforts to eradicate rampant corruption in the country's law enforcement agencies, he said. "First, they will file judicial review request...